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you realised what this document was? i was absolutely amazed. this is the sort of thing you hope you will find one day in your career as a librarian, so it was an extraordinary moment to realise we have this early caxton. william caxton was a merchant who was the first to bring printing to britain in 1476. his newly discovered page isa in 1476. his newly discovered page is a kind of instruction manualfor priests. it lay hidden in reading university for 20 years and had previously been pasted to another book to strengthen its spine. experts say that it takes us back to the very origins of printing british books. letters, going crazy for caxton and if this ever came on the market i would have an estimate of 20,000, 50,000, expecting it to do better. up to perhaps 100,000. the university has the kind of printing press that caxton used to create the document. it goes on display at the
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merle museum from tomorrow. 0ne document. it goes on display at the merle museum from tomorrow. one of brington‘s first printed pages, the last word of history. duncan kennedy, bbc news, reading. fantastic. time for a look at the weather. changes on the way, low pressure in the atlantic and eventually it will head our way by the end of the week and we will see some heavy showers across many parts of the uk. before then, dry weather over the uk with huge contrasts again. a fair bit of cloud in central and eastern areas, slowly melting away and further west, sonny. further east under the cloud it is pretty grey but it is dry virtually everywhere. we're going to see some brighter conditions. it will be dry and not as windy as it has been. northern
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scotla nd as windy as it has been. northern scotland seeing thick cloud and a bit of rain. most of scotland doing very well, a lot of sunshine. northern england will be brightening up northern england will be brightening up over the next few hours. northern ireland should do well, 16 degrees, sunshine. some patchy cloud in the south—west. this is the main area of cloud, towards eastern england. it is dry underneath. the wins will be much lighter than they have been and it should feel better. later we will see the cloud melting away, the wind will be quite light, temperatures dropping away, some rain in northern scotla nd dropping away, some rain in northern scotland but most of us bye and dry. single digit temperatures in major towns and cities but in the countryside down to 2 degrees, so pretty cold bursting with frost on the grass but clear skies overnight meets sunshine tomorrow. a lovely day, lots of sunshine. just the north of scotland seeing some cloud and a bit of rain. in the sunshine,
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the light wind, it will be warm, one 01’ the light wind, it will be warm, one or two places seeing 20 celsius. a very pleasant day and a pleasant evening. great skies in northern scotland. we will see some changes developing on thursday, a cold start but it is through the afternoon and latham that we will see some showers developing in the southernmost counties. elsewhere a dry and bright day. warm for many places, 18 degrees in glasgow isn't bad. the warm air is coming from the south with all of this cloud and rain. thursday night and friday, showers, some of them heavy and it looks like it will be an unsettled end to the week. the weekend, breezy and warm, some showers and sunshine. that is all from the bbc one team. now we willjoin the bbc news teams where you are.
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iam oli i am oli foster at the sports centre. the all england club are waiting to see if maria sharapova will qualify for wimbledon by right but one of the grass court warm up tournaments have offered her a wild card. she'll play the aegon classic in birmingham next month. she has only recently returned to the tour after a 15—month doping ban and some fellow players are unhappy with the wildcards that she has received so far. here's our tennis correspondent russell fuller. preliminary discussions between sharapova's team and the lta are already under way, according to sources, with the lta's decision driven by commercial reasons. sharapova has not played wimbledon warm up event for seven years but her presence is likely to boost ticket sales at the bust that —— tournament that is perpetually overshadowed by queens in the same week. it will attract criticism from other players, andy murray and heather watson are
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>> amber—macro: who have expressed their unease at the number of well cards sharapova has received since her return from a doping ban. —— are two who have expressed. the tour de france champion chris froome has been knocked off his bike while training near his home in monaco. the british rider, who was unhurt, posted this picture on social media, writing: he has reported the incident to local police. jamie roberts will captain wales in next month's tests against tonga and samoa. roberts missed out lions selection and started every six nations match on the bench. capped 91 times, he'll lead a 32—man squad, which includes 13 uncapped players. they take on tonga in auckland onjune the 16th and samoa a week later in the capital apia. arsene wenger has been speaking to the media ahead of tomorrow night's match at southampton. he was pushed on his future again.
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he still won't reveal his plans but he was quite clear when asked about a reported change in structure at the gunners, with at the gunners, with the introduction of a director of football. director of football, i don't know what it means. is that somebody who stands and directs players right and left? i don't understand what it means. i am not prepared to talk about it, i am the manager of arsenal and as long as i am, i will decide what happens. and that's it. the fifa secretary—general says that the italian football federation may face disciplinary action for the way they treated sulley muntari. he walked off in a game playing for pescara in italy's serie a after being racially abused by cagliari supporters. he was subsequently banned for one match but that was overturned following worldwide condemnation. what matters is that the disciplinary committee has to act
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and the sooner, the better. i have my personal feelings on anybody that is treated like he has been treated. 0n the pitch and off. i am not here for my personal matters but to make sure that fifa takes through the committee the appropriate action for any single discriminatory action. that is all the sport for now, much more on the bbc sport website, a few more on the bbc sport website, a few more details of chris froome's rather alarming prang on his bike. i will be back with much more in the next hour on bbc news. you are watching bbc news, with me, simon mccoy. a multi—million—pound trial launches today to assess whether
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statins — taken by millions of people every year to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes — may also help those those with multiple sclerosis. ms affects the central nervous system and can cause mobility problems. it's thought statins could help slow the progression of the condition, as sarah smith reports. statins — prescribed to six million of us every year to lower cholesterol. but in the coming months, a major new trial will test whether they could help tackle a condition which can wreak devastation on sufferers. multiple sclerosis causes the immune system to attack the lining of the nerves, disrupting messages travelling along nerve fibres. it can mean increasing levels of disability. more than 100,000 people in the uk have ms. half will develop the secondary, progressive stage. there is currently no treatment to slow its progress and this trial, involving more than 1,000 people, is aimed at them. if we can prove it has a long—term impact, long—term results for people with ms, we know its safety record, it's extremely cheap, so it could be quickly made available to everyone that needs it
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and it won't put a big hole in the nhs budget. a previous, smaller study suggested statins did have an impact. this trial will provide much more information. but, at six years long, it will be some time before it's known just how effective statins could be. when someone has an eating disorder, it affects the whole family. now, in response to a lack of support for fathers of children with anorexia and bulimia, the charity beat is starting an online support group specially for dads. the idea is that they chat to others who are helping children through the same thing. a little earlier on the victoria derbyshire programme, my colleaguejoanna gosden spoke to nick pollard — who appeared on the programme alongside his daughter lizzie mcnaught, who was diagnosed with anorexia at 14. nick began by explaining just how long it took him to realise how serious his daughter's condition was. it was actually only after she had
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had an emergency admission to the hospital and the doctor took me aside and said, "look, you realise she could die?" that i actually twigged how serious this was. my wife, who was wonderful and provided so wife, who was wonderful and provided so much support, had recognised it earlier and in lizzie's book that she has written of her experience, reflecting on it now as a doctor, she summarises an academic paper which talks about how typically dads try to rationalise it away whereas mums tend to be more emotionally involved. but once i did get involved, i switched into mr fixit mode and how can i fix it? and of course, as a dad, you can't fix it. tell us more about that, how you did deal with it when she realised?m would be interesting to hear what lizzie says about how i dealt with it. it is hard to summarise. i have put an appendix in lizzie's book
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summarising a whole load of things but one particularly, an illustration that i used particularly in the early stages of lizzie's illness. it was like as a family, we are all in the rowing vote and i have the goal, as the dad, to try and get us up the river to this goal of lizzie being healthy andi to this goal of lizzie being healthy and i look around and in lizzie is rowing in the opposite direction, andi rowing in the opposite direction, and i get angry and upset. and pa rents and i get angry and upset. and parents who have children going through an eating disorder will know what that is like. you are trying to get them well but they seem to be pulling in the opposite direction and suddenly it struck me one day, i thought i have got the wrong goal. instead of trying to get us of the river to the healthy position, my goal is to try and keep us all together in the vote and we drift downstrea m together in the vote and we drift downstream for awhile, as long as we are all together, we are providing that support, and gradually, me learning to understand what is going on inside lizzie's mind and what i
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can do and what i can't do. and you can see the full version of that interview, on the victoria derbyshire programme page. for details of organisations which offer advice and support with eating disorders, go online to the bbc action line page at bbc.co.uk/actionline. if you've got young children, you may well already know about the growing slime—making craze sweeping the uk at the moment. youngsters are making it at home with the help of how—to videos on social media. my daughter keeps doing it! but there are some worries that one ingredient, called borax, could be harmful. newsround's ayshah tull reports. therapeutic... satisfying... messy... moreish... slimy... disturbing... disturbing? 0h, right, well, some of you love slime and some of you, not so much. it comes in rainbow, unicorn pink, green and just about any other form you can think of. and it's pretty popular here. on some social media sites,
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there are millions of posts. when you type in "slime" online, loads of how—to videos pop up. i've come along to this class, where they are making slime. this type of slime is called oobleck. and when you pick it up, it seems solid and when you leave it in your hand, it goes into a very liquidy mixture. what's so good about slime? the best thing about it is you can play with it for hours and hours and it never seems to stop. you can make it into different things. but some of you have been making it at home and there have been reports that one of the ingredients is called borax. it's a type of chemical used in cleaning products and is found in some household items in a very small doses. in very small doses. but it has caused problems with some children's skin. we asked a doctor about it. hi, newsround. keep borax up high where small children cannot reach it. if you have eczema or sensitive skin, wear gloves. that will keep your skin safe.
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try not to splash any in your eye. it would be a good idea to tell an adult before you start making slime. just to be sure that if there's any problems, somebody knows. if your skin hurts or gets itchy or red, run it under lots of cold water and if that doesn't make it better, speak to an adult and perhaps ring 111 to get some help, otherwise happy slime making! in a moment, a summary of the business news this hour. if the headlines on bbc news: theresa may says too many ordinary working families are paying too much for their energy bills and promises a price cap if the conservatives win the election. jeremy corbyn says a labour government would give people the chance to "take wealth back" from tax cheats and rip—off bosses, as he formally launches the party's general election campaign. alexander blackman — the former royal marine jailed for killing a wounded taliban fighter in afghanistan — describes what he did
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as "a moment of madness". hello, in the business news this afternoon: the energy industry has criticised the prime minister's proposed energy price cap, saying it stifles competition and could push average prices up. prison is secretary greg clark says customers who don't switch providers should be given the state guards. staying with energy as e.0n, one of the uk's big six energy suppliers, profit figures don't quite fit today's narrative that companies are making excessive returns . the german company's quarterly profits have fallen 34% to ?1.03bn. the energy giant, which has been going through a major restructuring, cited rising costs for the fall. and there's some good news from the high street today, with data showing that retail sales jumped in april thanks to the late scheduling of easter holidays. a british retail consortium and kpmg report showed that like—for—like uk retail sales jumped 5.6% last month compared to a 0.9% decline a year earlier.
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but rising prices and a squeeze on consumer spending means such growth may not last. theresa may has promised to end the "injustice" of rising energy costs by including a cap in the conservative general election manifesto. the prime minister says the energy market "is not working", with vulnerable people worst hit by "rip—off" bills. industry groups have criticised the plan, first announced last month, saying it could lead to higher prices. labour, which offered its own bill cap ahead of the 2015 election, accused the tories of "desperate stuff". energy pricing expert ann robinson believes that the policy is good for consumers i don't believe this market is working for everybody. what we are seeing is it is working for 15% of people who regularly switch, but it isn't working for the 85% who don't, particularly those people who run these expensive standard variable
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ta riffs these expensive standard variable tariffs that can be over £200 more expensive than the cheapest deal. they are really losing out, so this is why i believe it is right to provide additional protection to support consumers who don't switch. that was energy pricing expert anne robinson. faulty airbags, steering and fuel issues are just some of the problems that led to the highest ever rate of car—related recalls in europe in the first three months of this year. the uk ranked third behind germany and france for the number of recalls, but car manufacturers say less than 50% of uk customers take up the necessary repairs. joining me now is farzad henareh, european vice president at stericycle expert solutions . thank you forjoining us. firstly, why do you think we have seen this record high in car recall in europe? good afternoon. there are several key factors and one of them is these
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high volume recalls, like the airbag ones, impacting on 80% of the global automotive landscape and another key factor is we see both as also consumers are becoming more proactive in raising these issues and launching wrinkles. you mentioned airbags, that is something we have heard about for a long time. why are they taking so long to resolve this issue? the main problem is mainly a shortage of replacement parts, that is why it is taking longer than the manufacturer would hope for. we mention that less than 50% of uk customers take up these free repairs through a recall. why is that? if someone has a problem, why i was reluctant to get it fixed? consumers are a key stakeholder to actually respond to the manufacturers, contact the nearest dealership and get the repair done. and that is why we advise consumers also to more proactively look at the
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manufacturers' website, check whether your vehicle is part of a recall and respond. this is also an area of improvement for manufacturers, where they can become more proactive in utilising digital and social channels to reach out to consumers, so to ultimately drive that duration of the recall down to a shorter period. consumers have a key role to play and we do advise them to check up. what is surprising is despite these high figures, they don't include any recall is from the emission scandals, do they? no, not in this quarter. we do expect that it will start having an impact in the future quarters. 9096 of these recalls from high—end brands saab is that surprise inclusion mock you would think the more you pay, you shouldn't expect to have your vehicle recalled. generally, we see that manufacturers are quite proactive in relaunching ——
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recalling. 90% of the recall is volu nta ry recalling. 90% of the recall is voluntary and in the high end, luxury brands, we see the manufacturers tend to be more proactive in launching them at an earlier stage and it is also led by consumer behaviour, so the consumers for these top end manufacturers tend to have high expectations and raise an issue at an earlier stage, which ultimately leads to an investigation and an early launch of that recall. fa rza d and an early launch of that recall. farzad henareh, thank you very much for your time. here are some other stories we're following today. bookmaker william hill has seen a 16% surge in online betting revenues since the start of the year thanks to a concerted push that included the launch of a new app and website overhaul. in the uk, the group said amounts wagered online by puntersjumped11% but there were mixed sporting results, with a strong year so far for horse racing but football returns lower than expected. insurer hiscox is to set up a small new eu subsidiary in luxembourg as it prepares for a post—brexit world. like other financial firms, hiscox, which employs 1,200 people in the uk, fears the loss of so—called passporting rights that allow cross—border work within the eu. and a woman who alleges she was sexually harassed
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at america's fox news has asked the uk media regulator to block 21st century fox's planned purchase of sky. 0fcom is examining the nearly £12 billion bid for the uk broadcaster. dr wendy walsh's legal team says the deal would allow fox to bring a "culture of sexual and racial harassment" to the uk. fox says it has addressed the allegations and made fundamental changes. let's just have a look at the markets. the ftse 100 let's just have a look at the markets. the ftse100 has been driven up by rises of mining stocks. sse and british gas owner centrica, two of the uk's big six energy suppliers, are heavy fallers on the ftse100 at the start of trading as the tories confirm they'll pursue a price cap if re—elected. they were down lower earlier today, they have recovered a bit. i will be back with more throughout the afternoon. an investigation into problems with blood test using criminal to a is
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that could lead to scores of convictions being overturned has been extended to more than 6,000 samples since 2014. the national police cheese council says the vast majority of samples from drug driving cases but to include cases such as rape and murder. danny shaw, what has gone wrong? what appears to have gone wrong is the result of the samples, not the sampling itself or anything being put into the samples, but the results have, according to the police, been manipulated in some cases. this all started a few months ago when it was revealed there were 384 blood samples that were being reviewed. now we have learned that the number that are going to be rea nalysed the number that are going to be reanalysed looked the number that are going to be rea nalysed looked at the number that are going to be reanalysed looked at again are more than 6,000 samples, dating back to 2014. that was the date went to people who had been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice started suspicion of perverting the course ofjustice started working for the company that does the testing. the
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company that does the testing. the company is randox testing services, based in manchester with an office also in northern ireland. though 6,000 plus samples, where the sample still exist, they will be retested. we are told that 90% of the samples still exist, so they can be retested but there is a big problem with the samples that have not been retained, because clearly, if someone has been convicted on the basis of a sample result and that sample cannot be retested, then then there is going to bea retested, then then there is going to be a very strong probability their conviction will be quashed. that is one aspect of the ramifications of this. the other is the trust in the tests that this company does from then on. yes, this is really a development that strikes at the heart of the outsourced forensics science market. many, many forensics science market. many, many forensics science market. many, many forensics science services used by police or law enforcement agencies are used by private companies.
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randox does testing for toxicology, drugs, illegal drugs prescription drugs. they are not doing any testing at the moment, so they're testing at the moment, so they're testing is being done by other providers, putting great strain on the system because those samples that still exist are all going to have to be retested. it is said that the vast majority of cases involved suspected drug driving cases, perhaps not the most serious end of the spectrum, but there are some rape and murder cases where samples exist. it is unlikely that a murder conviction would hinge on the result ofa conviction would hinge on the result of a blood test in which drugs may have been involved, but it is possible and where it does, clearly there will be doubts and the defence tea m there will be doubts and the defence team in that case may want to use it. are we talking about overestimates in terms of the results of suspects or could we be looking at people being retested who we re looking at people being retested who were underestimated ? looking at people being retested who were underestimated? it's possible that if the result shows, if it comes back from a retest, and shows that actually do drug result
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underestimated the amount of drugs in their system, they could be prosecuted. they may have walked free before but they will get a knock on the door and will be prosecuted. we just don't know at the moment. we think the number of cases involved, the number of samples being retested, is on the cautious side, because it is so important, the forensics science providers maintain integrity. they will be retesting a lot more cases that have shown up as delivering the wrong results. those cases sampled and retested so far have shown no difference from the previous findings, so that is reassuring but it is really the ones where those samples don't exist that i think there will be problems and some convictions quashed. danny shaw, thank you very much. we will have a full weather update in a moment but first, stunning pictures of earth taken from space have just been released by nasa. international space station astronaut thomas pesquet took them while he and colleague shane kimbrough performed a six—and—a—half—hour
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spacewalk sixteen days ago. their primary task was to prepare for a future upgrade to the space station so that the next generation of crewed space vehicles are able to dock. the pair also carried out general maintenance work on the orbiting outpost some 400km above the earth. it is clear there. what about here? let's get the latest weather forecast. thank you. we have a big contrast across the uk at the moment but changes on the way. it is dry across large parts of the uk but this area of low pressure is eventually going to head its way towards us later on this week. that's going to change the script, we will see the end of the script, we will see the end of the dry spell and see some wetter weather developing. but that is a few days away. before then, high pressure is in charge. it has been clouded for many but the cloud has been melting away from the edges. things improving the some but not
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for others and the further west you 90, for others and the further west you go, it has been a lovely day with plenty of sunshine. further east underneath that cloud, a pretty great preacher and that is —— are pretty great picture, melting away from the edges but it will linger the further eased you are. even with that cloud, it is dry. the far north of scotla nd that cloud, it is dry. the far north of scotland will see a little bit of rainfor of scotland will see a little bit of rain for the bulk of mainland scotland, through the early evening, fine and dry with sunshine, 14 or 15, probably 16 in northern ireland and things will brighten up towards newcastle. wales, as we have seen, a lovely afternoon, lovely early evening and patchy cloud down towards the south—west. some parts of the east midlands, east anglia and lincolnshire may well hang on to the cloud. the winds are notably lighter than recently so that should bring a better feel to the afternoon. that cloud continues to melt away overnight, the winds fall pretty light across much of the uk. some rain to be had in the far north of scotla nd some rain to be had in the far north of scotland but the most, light winds, clear skies and quite chilly. single figures the major towns and
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cities. the bottom end of single figures out in the countryside, so a touch of frost on the grass first thing. as with the clear skies overnight, lots of sunshine overnight, lots of sunshine overnight —— first thing. a lovely day for wales, scotland and northern ireland. central and southern scotla nd ireland. central and southern scotland sees a little cloud and rain but the many, pleasant day, the temperatures in the middle to upper teens, one or two places seen 20 celsius and with light winds, very nice indeed. a beautiful evening to follow for england and wales and northern ireland but some rain in the far north. it will turn chilly for dawn on thursday. we start to see the change on thursday, a lot of bright weather in northern two thirds of the uk but southernmost counties start to see clouds and showers developing later in a day. but before that, 18 or 19 quite widely. then through thursday night into friday, showers and thunderstorms become quite widespread, drifting their way ever northwards on that southerly breeze. still relatively warm out there. we
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keep it breezy and warm into the start of the weekend. it's not can to be completely dry, some showers around but also spells of sunshine. this is bbc news, the headlines at two. the conservatives promise to cap energy tariffs if they win the election; they say it would save money for millions of households. too many ordinary working families, too many vulnerable people find themselves on tariffs that are above that they should be paying and that's why we are taking action. jeremy corbyn says there'll be a reckoning if labour wins the election. he promises to stand up to what he called the elite who want to hijack brexit. today, i say to tax cheats, the rip—off bosses, the greedy bankers; enough is enough. alexander blackman, the former royal marine who was jailed for killing a taliban fighter in afghanistan, tells the bbc about his regret at his actions. exit polls in south korea's presidential election indicate that human rights lawyer moon jae—in
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is on course to win.

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